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Controlling Pigweed in Your Crops

September 16th, 2019 | Posted by Drip-Well

One of the most prevalent and frankly, annoying, challenges facing farmers throughout the Midwest is the pigweed family. These weeds—particularly the amaranth genus—are notorious for plaguing some of the primary crops agriculturalists plant to make their living, such as soybeans, wheat, and corn. The growing resistance of these agricultural pests to traditional herbicides has forced… Read more »

Let’s Talk About Smart Farming

August 13th, 2019 | Posted by Drip-Well

These days it seems like the ability to control all the technology we use at home or in the office rests in one convenient place, often in the palm of our hands. We can use our smartphones as a TV remote, download an app to start the dishwasher from work, and watch our dogs jump… Read more »

The Importance of Understanding Technology in Agriculture

July 16th, 2019 | Posted by Drip-Well

Advances in technology have completely transformed the world in ways we never thought possible. Technological progress has had a considerably positive impact on every field of work and study, especially agriculture. The latest products make many farming tasks easier, more efficient, and cheaper for everyone in the industry! It’s important to remember, however, that if… Read more »

What Impact Does Flooding Have on Crops?

June 12th, 2019 | Posted by Drip-Well

It seems like sometimes farmers are blessed by mother nature, and sometimes they’re cursed. It’s difficult to accurately project your crop yield and make business decisions when the weather can be so unpredictable. The best way to prepare for fickle weather is to arm yourself with the right knowledge and tools to conquer any conditions!… Read more »

How the China Tariffs are Affecting U.S. Agriculture

May 15th, 2019 | Posted by Drip-Well

The recent trade talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and China have been all over the news—namely their failure to reach an agreement. The combination of these recent developments and the already declining agricultural economy have farmers and ranchers worried about the future of their businesses and livelihoods. It’s important to be aware, as both… Read more »

Prepare for Your Spring Rush with Drip-Well

February 5th, 2019 | Posted by Drip-Well

It’s February and when an arctic vortex settles in, nothing seems more urgent than settling in for a hot cup of tea while flipping through seed catalogs and dreaming about spring. That may sound like fun, but, of course, activity on the farm doesn’t just stop during these sub-freezing days. In fact, the subfreezing days… Read more »

Restrictions on Ethanol in Gasoline Changing

December 13th, 2018 | Posted by Drip-Well

In 2011, a federal mandate was put into place that banned the sale of gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol instead of the usual 10 percent ethanol between the months of June and September. This mandate was created because the high-ethanol gasoline blend, which is commonly called E15, is believed by some to contribute to… Read more »